Oh coffee… thought art such the nectar of the gods. You tease me with the aroma as the container opens and again as the grinder not no gently mashes up your cute little shell & “bean crack” into fine grids. I then douse you with boiling water until you give up all that is heavenly and even more pleasing to my sense of smell. Perfection…. almost. Before you touch my lips… just a pump of sugar free vanilla syrup and a small splash of cream & I’m yours…
/ dream scene. * sigh *
I know this will be hard to believe, but 2 weeks ago when my doctor said to give up coffee, I actually listened. Oddly, I don’t miss it. With all that was going on anyway, it was hard to single out the headaches as being ‘lack of caffeine’ induced. Everything was funky anyway so maybe it was a good time to wean myself.
I just discovered this morning, ‘cause I’m super alert this way, that hubby had also given up coffee for the past three days. I thought maybe he was being nice and not making it until I left, but he had actually quit too. This is a change from the 1st few days where I thought he was in hog heaven having the whole pot to himself. I would come home to travel mugs left all over the house like he was too giddy about it to control himself. Um… if I had wanted another cup when the pot was empty – I’d just make one, but, to each his own. 😉
So… here we are coffee free, for now, and doing well. This is a far cry from when we owned a cyber cafe and drive though coffee shop and pretty much had it intravenously 24/7. Of course I’ll have to keep coffee around for guests *cough*mother-in-law*cough* and I’m not saying I will never have a cup again… but for now, I feel pretty good about it and don’t miss it. I was starting to get shaky in the mornings & had cut from 3 cups to 2 anyway – so maybe it was a sign. TMI alert – my bladder must surely be thanking me as well. I don’t miss the dozen shi-shi* breaks each morning. (first one to comment with my bladder doesn’t like it when I call it Shirley, gets smacked.)
*If you haven’t been playing along – you’ have to go back a few blog posts to figure that out… but I think you get it anyway.
Now Doc…. about the booze? Yup. Still haven’t broken that one either… but I’m putting money of the fact that – that one WILL get broken eventually.